Hanging on the Wire by Gillian Linscott

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World War I is at its height, and amateur sleuth Nell Bray is dedicating herself to the suffragette movement. Her friend Jenny is hard at work at Nantgarrew military hospital, which specialises in Freudian analysis. When Jenny begs Nell to investigate the attempted murder of a patient, Nell heads for Nantgarrew to help. It is a mysterious place: someone is committing petty acts of sabotage to show their disapproval of Freud’s theories; one soldier keeps a box of grenades and revolvers under his bed; and another is determined to reach Moscow by bicycle. Nell’s bafflement turns to horror when the would-be assassin’s aim finally turns true. Nantgarrew – devoted to healing – becomes the site of a murder, and Nell Bray is determined to solve it.

About Gillian Linscott

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Gillian Linscott worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing. Her previous novels, featuring the suffragette detective Nell Bray, have won her the CWA/Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2000 and the Herodotus Award for Best International Historical Mystery Novel.
Published April 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 215 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Nell arrives at remote Nantgarrew, she finds Jenny much troubled by a shooting incident--as well as by the malicious tricks of local war-advocate Monica Minter--but less than forthcoming about personal problems that may involve patient Ralph Keyson, a divisional staff officer and the hospita...

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Turn - of - the - century activist Nell Bray (introduced in Sister Beneath the Sheet ) turns from the suffrage movement to campaign against WW I in this exhilarating mystery.

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